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Policy Online now offers personal lists

As of today we are offering a new way to organise material on Policy Online according to your own needs.  You can now make lists of useful research to return to, reports you want to share with others (or on your own site) or for any other reason you would like to group items together.

MEDIA RELEASE: Policy Online Wins 2014 ANZIA Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 25 AUGUST 2014

Australian Policy Online has won the ‘’Information’’ category in the 2014 Australian and New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIA).

Policy Online, based at Swinburne University of Technology, is a database and alert service that provides free access to full text research reports, papers, statistics and other resources essential for public policy development and implementation in Australia and New Zealand.

Policy Online wins ANZIA award

We were thrilled last night to be announced the winner of the 'Information' category at the 2014 Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards Awards.

Citation and comment functions for researchers and other engaged readers

As a result of our recent fundraising drive as well as a grant from Swinburne University's Faculty of Health Arts and Design, we have been able to activate two new helpful features. 

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MEDIA RELEASE: A fast growing audience prompts new features and a fundraiser for Australian Policy Online Australian Policy Online

A fast growing audience prompts new features and a fundraiser for Australian Policy Online

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Australian Policy Online: the research and policy database has expanded its services to meet the needs of a growing and influential audience.

The database and alert service provides free access to the full text of research reports, papers, statistics and other resources essential for public policy development and implementation in Australia and New Zealand.

MEDIA RELEASE: Policy Online shortlisted for Australian and New Zealand Internet Awards 2014

Policy Online has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2014 Australian and New Zealand Internet Awards

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Policy Online Fundraiser - Thanks for your help!

Thanks again for all your support for Policy Online's 2014 fundraising campaign. Thanks also to those donors who signed our supporters page. This was our first fundraising campaign and we have been extremely pleased with the donations and comments we have received.

Why support Policy Online?

You may think that every country in the world has an open access collection of policy related reports, discussion papers, briefings and other resources available to access from an easy to use website, but this is, in fact, not the case. But as many of you do know, this material, also known as grey literature, is often hard to find, especially as time goes by and websites change, organisations close and content disappears.

Pisa Declaration on Policy Development for Grey Literature Resources

The Pisa Delcaration on Grey Literature was developed at a forum held in Pisa, Italy in May 2014 organised by GreyNet and the National Research Council of Italy. While the Policy Online team was not able to attend the fourm we helped to revise the draft declaration prior to the forum in consultation with members of the ARC funded Grey Literature Strategies project advisory group. The declaration and has now been made public and we invite interested organisations to become signatories.

Can you help? A request for policy documents

Regular readers of Policy Online would be aware that a large proportion of content we collect is policy-related research.  Occasionally readers request the official policies of government and opposition parties on public policy issues.  While we collect official policies whenever we find them, they are not always promoted and sometimes short-lived. However they are nonetheless useful, especially as contextual histories for new researchers.